21 February 2012

Call out to old readers, via John Maus



Picture via here

A long time ago, when the internet was still quite small and the music blogs could be counted on a whorehouse worth of hands, I posted a track called Lost by a band called Future Fear. I can't remember why I had it or how I found it but it sort of lurched at me one day and I posted a link to it. I didn't know anything about the band (it didn't seem there was a band) but the music was sort of lost and a little Goblin-bleak, slightly detuned and fitted in well with the electrical death-set I was fixed on at the time...

The old post is here, look long and hard if you've followed this blog since 2004 (What? No one?? Fuck...)

...and then, at the weekend, 8 years later, I get a some mysterious messages sent by John Maus via Twitter asking me to contact him... he had a story to tell...

And it turns out that Future Fear was a sort of imaginary band made up by John and Ariel Pink (he quite sweetly asked me if I'd heard of Ariel Pink) as a sort of joke, sort of not a joke. All good except... well, John had long lost the master tapes for this song and it'd been playing on his mind... he'd searched through all the tapes he had, googled it, trawled through the mp3 archives but no; the song was gone... no one he knew had a copy... it might be that I had the only copy of this song in existence!

Except... you guessed it: I can't find it either... there's a few places (old ipods etc) that I've yet to look (i have to find them first) but... it's probably a goner, a lost little gem...

So... does anyone remember downloading this song from here or somewhere else? Please get back to me (or John Maus, if you prefer)

It's these little stories that make me keep this going, even if it's just a dalliance here and there...

Anyway, here's a John Maus inspired/inspiration mix via here

KP1 // John Maus Phase Mix by Know Phase

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